Program Highlights

The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman is pleased to announce that Kim Johnson-Prince, Ombudsman Services Coordinator/Trainer and Liang-Lin Chao, Ombudsman Services Coordinator are among a select few aging professionals who were chosen to participate in American Society on Aging Rise: Preparing Diverse Talent to Lead in the Field of Aging.

According to the ASA website:  

“Simply put, ASA Rise is a launching pad for the next generation of aging leadership. Our vision for ASA Rise is that it will lead to improved well-being across an increasingly diverse aging population by creating a BIPOC leadership pool that improves policies and programs at the local, state and national levels.


  • Provide training and mentorship in the field of aging on fundamental principles of advocacy, social justice and leadership development.
  • Build a national, cross-industry network of peers and thought leaders.
  • Complete a national project that contributes to thought leadership or innovates service delivery in aging as part of ASA’s On Aging Institute.
  • Deepen appreciation for the unique dynamics that come with being a BIPOC leader.”

ASA selected 30 fellows nationwide to join the inaugural cohort of this important program. We are grateful that ASA is recognizing Kim and Lin and their accomplishments working for the Georgia Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman supporting Ombudsman Representatives and residents of long-term care facilities.

Kim and Lin are excellent leaders in Georgia and now have an opportunity to be leaders with this national organization.

April and June

The Office of the State Ombudsman held their first Volunteer Training Conference on April 19-20, 2022 in Macon, Georgia. Presenters included Life and Business Coach Vanessa Parker with PinkBoss and Tim Suda with the Red Cross.

The 2022 Spring State-wide Training Conference was held at Middle Georgia State University in Macon, Georgia from June 7-9, 2022.

Tracey Williams and Tina Lawrence of the OSLTCO Office seen here with Kathy Jones, Elder Rights Coordinator and Angela Chavous, Ombudsman Representative and TEAS Chairperson attended and exhibited at the Fourteenth Annual Elder Rights Conference in Augusta, Georgia on June 16, 2022.